The 'Israelification' of airports: High security,... →
This makes perfect sense. It seems unlikely that the same people who devised the paranoid nightmare that is present North American security would ever go for something as practical as this system, but I can dream.
Doctorow, How to Destroy the Book | Electronic... →
smart business should be practiced like smart chess: you should make moves that...– What’s strategic for Google? cdixon.org – chris dixon’s blog
The original word for "hungover" is "crapulous." →
caro: nickdouglas: It dates back to the 1530s. This should come in handy. Not joking: 1530s, “sick from too much drinking,” from L. crapula, from Gk. kraipale “hangover, drunken headache, nausea from debauching.” The Romans used it for drunkenness itself. English has used it in both senses.
How the hell did we manage before wifi? It was less than ten years ago that...– NSFW: The Physical Impossibility of The Future in the Mind of Someone Trapped In Chicago
Decided today that if I ever started a band I would call it The Torrent. Our...– Stryker (via nickdouglas)
melissa: Flaming Lips and Stardeath and White Dwarfs - “Borderline” (Madonna cover) - dir. George Salisbury (via faketv) When I grow up, I want to be Wayne Coyne
How do I know China wrecked the Copenhagen deal? I... →
The next stage of the presentation, Sam explained, would be to outline what the...– Bringing Nothing To The Party: True Confessions Of A New Media Whore Tumblr won’t let me quote the entirety of Paul Carr’s book, so I randomly selected a paragraph. This whole book is solid gold. Paul is exactly like me. Only talented.
Leaders don’t create great organizations — the organization creates the...– The Builders’ Manifesto - Umair Haque - Harvard Business Review
Why do so many love to gawk at this mysterious, foreign “other” that...– Why it’s time to lighten up about “weird” Japan Boing Boing
At a party, stateside, she’ll rhapsodize about the architecture and the...– What the hell, summer spell. I may be that young man
Yakuza Finance →
This is an enthralling story from NPR’s Planet Money on the inner workings of the Yakuza’s financing. Outsourcing assassinations is the new outsourcing HR.
Radiohead - Everything In Its Right Place ...
Content creators are simply using Google against itself, feeding its hungry...– Paul Kedrosky Incredibly important insight and the major reason why Google is the last place I go for commerce related information. (via youmeandmyapi) It’s true. The overall quality of Google results has been in steady decline for years (a testament to the cleverness of SEO...
A spokeswoman for Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general, yesterday said that an...– KFC’s Colonel Sanders tricks his way into UN to pose for ‘official’ photo - Telegraph Just because its part of a “viral marketing” campaign doesn’t make it any less of a crime. I feel like this is going to be an ironic pull-quote in an article about me one day.
andreaallen: jakelodwick: New video we made on Thursday night. It’s all improvised! Download the mp3: j.mp/6vc8c5 Download the video in high-quality: j.mp/5Debe6 (this is the best way to watch it) If you like it, reblog it! (also on YouTube)
Local Natives - Sun Hands I wish I saw more of...
4chan is, I contend, the most interesting angle we have on the evolution of...– Lost in the Filth Simulacrum | h+ Magazine It’s always interesting to try and understand something by looking at its extremes, and 4chan is the extreme of overstimulation.
The Clear War by Kevin Mattice (Mr. X) | Dustin... →
Wonderful post about self-sabotaging design by Kevin Mattice (who was fired from American Airlines for thoughtfully explaining why their design was so lackluster). Kevin seems to have found himself new work. AA will not find itself a new Kevin. That’s their loss, and will ultimately be a part of their demise. Creative, honest, driven employees will flee from any enterprise which retreats...
While the common wisdom said that our success was going to be determined by...– Someone Stole My Startup Idea – Part 2: They Raised Money With My Slides?! « Steve Blank
Tracy: Jack, you don’t get it. I don’t want to spend so much, I have to! I’m afraid Angie will divorce me if ever have enough money for her to live off of half. So before she can get it, I have to spend money on useless things, like gold shoes, and Grizz and Dot Com.
Jack: She’s not going to get half, Tracy. What does your pre-nup say?
Tracy: I don’t have a pre-nup. When Angie and I got married, my only assets were a toaster oven and two tickets to a Young MC concert.
FFFFOUND! | Even retro record covers can be used... →
The New York Times is at least 4 different papers...
cdixon: - commodity AP style news - bad summary reports on tech, finance, other topics by people who don’t seem to understand what they are talking about. - hit (krugman) or miss (dowd) Op-Ed - incredible actual reporting, like today’s article on how obama decided on his plan in afganistan Chris Dixon, killing it as always.
tenderbuttons: cudderisback (+ vampire weekend) ...
Hey Tumblr, I Made You A Mixtape →
Ideas are just a multiplier of execution | Derek... →
I’ve got a lot of ideas, but I’d feel pretty comfortable shouting them all from a rooftop. If you can make my amazing plan to create a worldwide competitive game out of cleaning your apartment, more power to you. I’ll even sit down and help guide you in the right direction. That’s why I always laugh to myself when asked to sign a NDA. Execution is hard, and I’m...
I must, must, must find tickets to this show on Tuesday.
Shocking Tiger Woods video (exclusive) →
Seth pulls you right in.